January 24 - 26, 2014
PPI Annual Convention and Competition (hosted by Professional Photographers of Indiana "PPI")
Fishers Conference Center
Judging starts at 9 am on the 24th. (See Kristi's note below)
This is just minutes from Indianapolis and a great opportunity to rub elbows with other photographers, pick up some new ideas, and learn from the nationally recognized pros!
The following link will take you to the PPI webpage, where you can learn more about our speakers and events for 2014 Convention: http://www.ppofi.org/convention.php
Attached below are all of the rules, and forms that you will need to compete!
You must be a member in good standing to compete, but the judging process is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!
VIP Membership which includes your entry into the convention is $200.00. http://www.ppofi.org/memberlevels.php
This is a chance for you to have your work judged by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) President, Ralph Romaguera, among others!
Print judging is open to viewing, so you may watch and see what the professional judges look for in a competition print! Watching a print competition during judging is a great way to learn how to SEE your images, as well as your comrades in a whole new light!
Please join us on January 24-26th for a great learning experience!
Note: Judging will take place all day, with a break for Lunch on your own...then in the evening after a break for dinner, Cindy Romergeura will be speaking on marketing, followed by Suzanne Deaton on babies, and Brian Matsumoto on cameras.
Cindy is PPA president Ralph Romaguera's wife and they are amazing. Kristi says that she had the pleasure of seeing one of their programs some years ago when she was in NC. Ralph is a force to be seen! He is speaking on Saturday.
She says that there is no cost to watch the judging on Friday, a great event to watch!!! If that is the only thing you can do, it is a real learning experience. She says she will never forget the 1st time I watched a professional judging.
Cost for the entire 3-day convention is $199; or $200.00 for VIP membership, which will provide you all access to convention and other events through the year! A great deal if this seems a little steep, you can opt to do a monthly payment of $19.95 for the VIP membership.